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02-05-2013, 10:17 AM
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Originally Posted by Andy View Post
Agreed again. The risk is definitely high for the team trading the better player. Considering we have no one in the system with the same impact that Markov has, or any d-prospect with Elite potential, trading Markov for futures is not a good idea, especially when you add to this the fact that elite d-men are such an integral part to a successful team, probably imo, the most integral part.
The risk isn't necessarily higher for the seller even if that player is an established star. If Dallas doesn't win the cup that trade looks horrible, ditto for Calgary. But sometimes you have to go for it when you're close to a cup. That's why I wished we could've gone after Bobby Ryan years ago because we probably could've gotten him.

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